George Marshall’s stature among Americans of the mid-twentieth century is easily forgotten today. He had his critics—the MacArthur men in the Army and, later, some rabid anti-communists—but, in his role as Army Chief of Staff and principal military advisor to President Roosevelt, he was acclaimed as the “organizer of victory” in World War II. In his Nobel Lecture, he acknowledged his “inability to express myself with the power and penetration of the great Churchill.”
There is a fascinating book to be written about Winston Churchill’s relationship with the concept of a United Europe. Unfortunately, for all its hype, Felix Klos has written only the first part of it, and not, in fact, the most important part either.